No More Christian Nice Guy – a book by Paul Coughlin.

No More Christian Nice Guy – Introduction I feel that I’ve chosen to be nice, rather than good. In 2009, I was hit by a tree, and I didn’t have the energy, strength or time to be anything other than nice. This would change over time. The ‘no more christian nice guy’ book has been … Read moreNo More Christian Nice Guy – a book by Paul Coughlin.

Wheelie Good Cruises but PWD may pay twice as much!

Wheelie Good Cruises introduction Wheelie Good Cruises promises ‘Hassle-free cruises for people with a disability’. And I’ve heard that they deliver on their promise. The best person to know about cruising with a disability is a person with a disability.  Wheelie Good Cruises is owned by Robert De Pasquale, who has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. … Read moreWheelie Good Cruises but PWD may pay twice as much!

Botanic Park accessibility issues while at the Bon Jovi Concert in Adelaide

Success with accessible seating tickets via Ticketek I wasn’t a fan of Bon Jovi, because Jon Bon Jovi was too sexy, and made other males look bad. But I did enjoy listening to their music and jumped at the opportunity to see them in concert. It was scheduled to occur on Tuesday 4th December 2018, … Read moreBotanic Park accessibility issues while at the Bon Jovi Concert in Adelaide

SCI bowel management – my 2.5 hours down the toilet

SCI Bowel Management – Introduction One of the goals of the WheelchairJohn Blog is to share an honest account of living with a disability. Although I am happy with life, there are things that I need to do, which I dislike. One of the worst is the 2.5 hours in the mornings. The time is … Read moreSCI bowel management – my 2.5 hours down the toilet

Joni Eareckson Tada, your SCI is NOT a test by God

Joni Eareckson Tada – the accident At the age of 18, Joni Eareckson Tada dove into Chesapeake Bay in the USA. She fractured the fourth and fifth cervical levels of her spine. Joni acquired an SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) and was paralysed from the shoulders down. The damage to my spine occurred at chest level, and I have … Read moreJoni Eareckson Tada, your SCI is NOT a test by God

Court Accessibility at the Sir Samuel Way Building

Visiting Courts and having a wee During October 2018 I attended a court appeared in the Sir Samuel Way building. My goal on the day was to provide support to a family. It didn’t take long to notice court accessibility issues in the building. After attempting to locate an accessible restroom on the third floor, … Read moreCourt Accessibility at the Sir Samuel Way Building

Disability stock photographs by Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a site that sells royalty-free stock photographs, and I have used their services in the past. They have disability stock photographs, and most of them are great. Here are a few samples.     And then I found the following disability stock photographs disturbing, inappropriate, unrealistic and disappointing. Some were stupid. And some … Read moreDisability stock photographs by Shutterstock

Adelaide Festival Centre Accessibility – using restrooms should be easy

History of the Adelaide Festival Centre The focus of this blog is Adelaide Festival Centre accessibility, however, a short history of the centre is a good start. Three months before the Sydney Opera House, Australia’s first multi-purpose arts centre, the Adelaide Festival Theatre opened in 1973. Over time the theatre was joined by the Playhouse and … Read moreAdelaide Festival Centre Accessibility – using restrooms should be easy

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